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Jackie Robinson West coach Darold Butler addresses the crowd at Millennium Park, at a rally to celebrate the team's national title in the Little League World Series. (Credit: CBS)

Jackie Robinson West Players To Chicago: “Thank You, We Love You”

The Jackie Robinson West Little League team was the toast of the town on Wednesday, as thousands of fans lined South Side streets and packed into Millennium Park to salute the national championship players and coaches who were the darlings of the Little League World Series.

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Javier Baez, left, and Anthony Rizzo. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Finding Faith In A Very Watchable, Bad Cubs Team

It was June 26, 2012, when the rebirth began at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2014

Javier Baez. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Wisch: Reality Of Cubs’ ‘Plan’ Is Taking Too Many Hits

The Cubs aren’t ignoring the acquisition of young pitchers. They just haven’t had the right opportunity.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2014

Athletics left-hander Jon Lester. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Pitching Plan Might Include Run At Lester

Acquiring pitching will be Chicago’s main offseason objective.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2014

Javier Baez  hits a single in the 1st inning against the Milwaukee Brewers.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baez, Rizzo Go Deep As Cubs Beat Brewers, 4-2

Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back home runs as the Chicago Cubs roughed up Kyle Lohse and the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Wednesday night.

08/13/2014

Athletics left-hander Jon Lester. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

What’s Cubs’ Interest In Hamels Mean In Lester Sweepstakes?

The Cubs have now shown they have money available to chase a big-name pitcher.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2014

Jorge Soler in spring training. (Getty Images)

Levine: Soler Likely In September, But Not Bryant

“I still don’t foresee Kris getting called up this year,” Theo Epstein says.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

Javier Baez. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Levine: Baez Enjoying The Spotlight

“I just have to … slow everything down,” Javy Baez says.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

Cubs fans at Wrigley Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Emotional Crossroads Of The Cubs’ Plan Taking Shape

With a tragic past and vast potential, how are Cubs fans to find a middle ground nowadays?

CBS Chicago–08/05/2014

James Russell walks in from the bullpen to say goodbye to his Cubs teammates on Thursday afternoon after news broke that he was traded to the Braves. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Focus Now Turns To Adding Pitching Depth

The next 18 to 24 months will be spent chasing young pitching talent, Jed Hoyer says.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

Jorge Soler in spring training. (Getty Images)

Levine: Jorge Soler May Be A September Call-Up

Jorge Soler is already on the 40-man roster, which makes him easier to promote, Theo Epstein said.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2014

Cubs third baseman prospect Kris Bryant. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Scott Boras: Bring Bryant Up In September

The calls are growing louder, but Cubs management isn’t budging from its plan.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo stares down Reds pitcher Homer Bailey after being hit by a pitch. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Rizzo, Cubs At Least Have Fight

These aren’t just pretty boy prospects the Cubs have amassed. They’ll battle you.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2014

Addison Russell. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Emma: Projecting The Cubs’ ‘Future Five’

When will the Cubs’ young talent ascend to the major leagues? There are some hints.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2014

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoyer: Many Options For Fitting Cubs’ Puzzle Pieces Together

Jed Hoyer also explained the position-switching options available for Cubs prospects.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2014

Theo Epstein, left, and Derrick Rose. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cubs Control Their Business, Bulls Don’t

Cubs executives are in control, while their Bulls counterparts are burdened by Derrick Rose.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2014

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Levine: Epstein Wishes Samardzija Well After Dealing Cubs Ace

The hometown kid from Northwest Indiana will no longer pitch for the Chicago Cubs. Jeff Samardzija was part of a six player deal that has now altered his and the teams direction for the near future.

07/05/2014

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Jake Arrieta And Progress

By now, the Cubs front office has shown we can trust their evaluations.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2014

Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel. (Getty Images)

Levine: Multiple Teams Looking To Deal For Cub Pitchers

By Bruce Levine- (CBS) – Multiple teams are double-teaming the Chicago Cubs with scouting coverage as the trading deadline grows closer. Numerous scouts from Boston, the New York Yankees, Toronto and San Francisco have watched […]

CBS Chicago–06/27/2014

Manny Ramirez. (Getty Images)

Manny Ramirez To Join I-Cubs On Thursday

The 42-year-old Ramirez will serve as a player-coach.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2014

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